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"COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6Marine Resources Committee: 4 p.m., Monroe Landing Fire Hall. Discuss progress on county's eelgrass study and proposed fish spawning area survey project. Call 279-9612.THURSDAY, SEPT. 7Blood Drive: 1 p.m., VFW Post Home. Co-sponsored by VFW and Auxiliary. Call Don Dunn, 675-5371.Island Transit Citizens' Advisory Committee: 3 p.m., Freeland Library, 5495 S. Library Lane. Call 678-7771.Water Resource Advisory Committee: 6 p.m., Taylor Road Firehall. Public forum on salmon recovery program.Whidbey General Hospital bond meeting: Learn more about the upcoming bond issue for the hospital. 7 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room A. Call Trish Rose, 678-7656 ext. 3350.FRIDAY, SEPT. 8Greater Tuna tickets: On sale now for Whidbey Playhouse comedy. Opening night is Sept. 8 with additional performances Sept. 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24 28, 29 and 30. A Texas barbecue dinner performance is set for Sunday, Sept.10, beginning with a social hour at 4 p.m. Dinner follows at 5 p.m. and curtain time is 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner show are $25 per person. Call 679-2237. Car seat check up: 2-4 p.m., Oak Harbor Motors. State Patrol will check if car seats are installed correctly and in accordance with new regulatations. Call Trooper Julie Swanson, 675-0710. MONDAY, SEPT. 11Whidbey General Hospital board meeting: 6 p.m., Oak Harbor Library.TUESDAY, SEPT. 12Oak Harbor Police Department Community Advisory Board: 4:15 p.m., OHDP training room. Cal Bob Brown, 675-0948, or CAB, 675-1572.WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13Hospital history slide show: By historian and author Theresa Trebon. 7 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital, Coupeville. Trebon will sign copies of her new book, A Common Need, Whidbey General Hospital and the History of Medical Care on Whidbey Island, 1850-2000. Watershed Advisory Committee: 6 p.m., 5475 South Maxwelton Road. THURSDAY, SEPT. 14Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce: Speaker, Mike Page-English, editor of Whidbey News-Times.SEPT. 14, 15, & 16Harbor Pride Design Assistance Team program: Sept. 14 community workshop 6-10 p.m., help define strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats in our community. Sept. 15, community kick-off 6-10 p.m. Sept. 16, team presents plan to community, 3-5 p.m. followed by barbecue 5-9 p.m. All meetings held at North Whidbey Middle School.THURSDAY, SEPT. 21Island County job fair: 2-5 p.m., Elks Lodge. Potential employees should come dressed for an interview and with several resumes to give to prospective employers. Call 240-4706.FUND-RAISERS ON GOINGFruit sales: Peaches, nectarines, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, canteloupe, and pears sold by Oak Harbor Lions Club in Safeway's parking lot. Sales last all day until supplies run out. Benefits club's community projects.THROUGH SEPT. 5Donations accepted: For Friends of the Library book sale Sept. 8 and 9. Leave books at Oak Harbor Library. Donations can be picked up; call Joan Daley, 679-7236 for arrangements. SEPT. 8 & 9Book sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hayes Hall, Room 137, Oak Harbor Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. FRIDAY, SEPT. 15Spaghetti feed: 5:30 p.m., Taylor Road Fire Station, 3440 N. Taylor Road. Adults, $5; ages 6-12, $3; 5 and under, free. Sponsored by North Whidbey Volunteer Firefighter Association.SATURDAY, SEPT. 16Flea market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., IOOF Hall. Tables available to rent. Sponsored by Rebekah Lodge. Call 675-6754.Fashion show and luncheon: Noon at Elks Lodge. Weekenders fashions for all sizes. Tickets are $7. Call Helene Lewis, 675-2313, Mabel Caldwell, 675-0482 or the Elks Lodge, 675-7111.WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27Breakfast for Education: 7-9 a.m., Oak Harbor Yacht Club. $15 per person; proceeds benefit scholarships and special programs in Oak Harbor School district. Sponsored by Oak Harbor Education Foundation. The foundation is also seeking new members. Write to Oak Harbor Education Foundation, PO Box 1801, Oak Harbor, 98277 or call 675-3571.SATURDAY, SEPT. 30Fashion, Feathers and Friends: Benefit for Friends of Home Health Care and Hospice of Whidbey General Hospital, 2 p.m., Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. Tea and style show with silent auction. Hats and coats from the early 1800s to the 1960s will be featured. Silent auction is for a city of birdhouses. Tickets: $20. Available at the Casual House in Oak Harbor and Coupeville Pharmacy or write Home Health Care and Hospice, PO Box 400, Coupeville, 98239. Make check payable to Friends of HHC. Call 678-7605 or (888) 737-6611.BAZAAR VENDORS WANTEDOak Leaf Rebekah Lodge: Holiday rent-a-table bazaar Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., IOOF Temple. Call Nita Sherwood, 675-2012.Childrens Orthopedic Hospital Benefit: Tables available to rent at holiday bazaar Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coupeville High School gym. Call 678-7108.MARKETSTHURSDAYS Oak Harbor: 4 to 7 p.m., open space near Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Visitors' Center, Highway 20. SATURDAYSCoupeville: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. N. Main St. Coupeville.South Whidbey Tilth: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., corner of Thompson Road and Highway 525. SUNDAYSGreenbank Farm: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 678-7700.CLASSESTHURSDAY, SEPT. 7First Aid Basics: $20. 5:30 to 10 p.m., American Red Cross, Oak Harbor. Call 257-2096; email@example.com. Payment due before class.SATURDAY, SEPT. 9Adult, Infant, & Child CPR: $35. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Red Cross, Oak Harbor. Call 257-2096; firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment due before class.WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13HIV/AIDS: 5:30-9:30 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. $20.SATURDAY, SEPT. 23Adult CPR & First Aid: $30. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Red Cross, Oak Harbor. Call 257-2096; email@example.com. Payment due before class.MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS, STARTING SEPT. 25Boating Skills and Seamanship: 13-lesson course meets 7 to 9 p.m., Anacortes Fidalgo Center, 1701 22nd St., Anacortes. Books and materials cost $32. Sponsored by United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and Anacortes Parks and Recreation. Call (360) 293-9300, (360) 293-2795 or (360) 299-2185.FRIDAYS, SEPT. 29 THROUGH NOV. 17Public boating course: Eight-week course meets at 6:30 p.m., Skagit Valley College. Learn knots and lines, marine radio use, navigation aids, using a compass and plotting a course. Sponsored by U.S. Power Squadron. Call Michelle Sladko, 679-0652. Class also held in Freeland at Bayview Senior Center, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., starting Sept. 26. Call Don Pinter, 678-8834.PARENTSTHURSDAY, SEPT. 7Mothers of Preschoolers: 9:15 a.m., New Covenant Fellowship Church. Her speakers, share experiences, make crafts. Meets first and third Thursdays. Child care provided. Call Barb Mitchell 675-5568.TUESDAY, SEPT. 8La Leche League: 6:45 p.m., Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Encouragement and information for mothers who wish to breastfeed. Call 679-3562, 678-8019, or 679-8362.THURSDAY, SEPT. 14La Leche Toddler Group: 10:30 a.m., Oak Harbor Lutheran church. Encouragement and information for mothers who wish to breastfeed. Nursing babies and toddlers welcome. Call 679-3562,678-8019, or 679-8362.SCHOOLSTHURSDAY, SEPT. 7HomeConnection open house: 6:30-9 p.m., Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church, 1411 Wieldraayer Road. For all homeschool families and anyone who is interested in homeschooling.FRIDAY, SEPT. 8Olympic View Elementary ice cream social: Starts at 6:30 p.m., at the school. School T-shirts will be available for purchase. Preschool registration: For 3- and 4-year-olds class in Oak Harbor Parent Co-op preschool. Classes start Sept. 11. Call 675-1361 for information. Call registrars, 279-2841 or 675-7613. Open Registration: For Central Whidbey Cooperative Preschool. School offers stimulating learning environment for 3 to 5 year olds and parents. Affiliated with Skagit Valley College. Classes meet at Coupeville United Methodist Church. Call Cindy Van Dyk, 678-6782 or Mindy Pritzkau, 678-6515. Applications accepted: From families with children less than age 3 or pregnant mothers for Early Head Start. Weekly home visits and biweekly socializations support stronger parent/child relationships. Services also provided to families and children with disabilities. Call 679-8441.KIDSTHURSDAY, SEPT. 7Pickup deadline: For Oak Harbor Youth Cheerleaders poms. All unclaimed poms will be sold after Sept. 7. Call 675-1709.Camp Fire Boys and Girls Clubs: Start soon on Whidbey Island. Kindergarten through 12th grade. Adult volunteers and parents also needed. Call Robyn Wynn, 678-0234.SEPT.13 THROUGH JUNEKids in Action: For ages 3-5 to develop socialization, shape and number recognition, listening, language, coordination. YMCA. $50 per child per month. Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Both run 9 a.m. to noon.DAILYRoller Barn open: Skate sessions are daily except Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. Additional sessions are Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday from 7 to 11 p.m.; Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. Call 240-9273.ONGOINGFRIDAYSNeutral Zone: For grades 6-12. 8:30 p.m. to midnight, Oak Harbor Middle School. Adult volunteers needed. Call 240-9273.SATURDAYSLate Nite Central: From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Coupeville High School gym. Program is now open to grades six through nine. Sponsored by Central Whidbey Youth Coalition. Call 240-1939. REUNIONS OCT. 6 & 7Oak Harbor High School Class of 1975: Looking for classmates. Reunion during homecoming. Call Kay Anderson, 675-5692 or Patti Lang, 675-4138.SATURDAY, OCT. 14Coupeville High School Class of 1985: Looking for classmates for 15-year reunion Oct. 14. 6 p.m. to midnight, Coupeville Rec. Hall. Call 678-2926.HEALTHNorth Sound Regional Support Network: 1 p.m., North Sound offices, 117 North First St., Suite 8, Mount Vernon. For special accommodation needs, call (360) 416-7013 ext. 222.WEDNESDAYS Walk-in blood pressure and immunization clinic: Island County Health Department clinics are held every Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m., at the North Whidbey Family Resource Center, 1791 NE First Ave. Call (360) 679-7351.ONGOINGFree Women's Health exams: Comprehensive women's health exams, including Pap tests, are free to all low income Island County women who are 40 years of age or over, and do not have health insurance that pays for this service. Mammograms are available for women over 50 years of age. For information and eligibility screening, call Island County Health Department at 679-7351, ext. 579; (360) 321-5111, ext. 579; or 629-4522, ext. 579. GARDEN THURSDAY, SEPT. 7Greenbank garden club: 10 a.m., Greenbank Progressive Hall at Bakken and Poor Roads. Topics for discussion include: Oct. 21 plant sale, updates on pumpkin patch, Halloween festival, cookbook sales. Hands-on floral design class starts at 11:30 a.m. Bring flowers, scissors, container, frogs, foam. Call 678-6615.Coupeville garden club: Annual meeting, 1 p.m., Fire Station No. 5, 215 E. Race Rd., Coupeville.TUESDAY, SEPT. 12Oak Harbor Garden Club: 9:45 a.m., IOOF Hall, 721 SE Barrington Dr. Speakers: Tillie Graf on Your Garden as a Wildflower Haven and Victoria Coen on Harmony in the Home and Garden.MONDAYSMaster Gardeners available: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Master Gardeners answer gardening questions. Call 679-7327. Or go by WSU Extension Office, 501 NE Haller, Coupeville. E-mail questions to: firstname.lastname@example.orgLIBRARYTUESDAYS IN SEPTEMBERToddler Storytime: Stories, songs and activities for children 18-36 months accompanied by an adult. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Oak Harbor LibraryOVER 50New group forming: Growing older in a new age is for single women ages 50-plus who are interested in meeting new people to socialize and talk with. Like-minded women needed to share experiences of growing older in a new age with a positive attitude. Call 678-8416 on weekends after 6 p.m.; e-mail Kizenhower@aol.com.TUESDAY, SEPT. 12, OCT. 10, NOV. 14, OR DEC. 12MacIntosh Computer Seminar: 1-3 p.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. Call 679-6620.MONDAYSRubber stamping class: 9 a.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. $5 per session includes all supplies. Call 679-6620. SPECIAL INTERESTTUESDAY, SEPT. 12Non-profit executive directors: First monthly meeting, 8 a.m. at Mitzel's in Oak Harbor. Representatives from local banks and companies will discuss their community outreach programs and how charities can apply for funds and volunteer labor. Other meetings will focus on issues common to all non-profit charities on Whidbey Island. Contact Robin Hertlein, Executive Director of CAPF at (877) 331-7343, or email@example.com.MONDAYS, SEPT. 19 THROUGH DEC. 19Dandy Handis bowling league: For anyone with a disability. Bowl from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Oak Bowl, 531 SE Midway Blvd. $5 per day covers two games, shoe rental and pizza party Dec. 19. Wheelchair ramp available. There will be a short meeting Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. Call Peggy Callister, 240-1940 TDD/Voice; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgTUESDAY, SEPT. 26Canning for the Holidays, Part I: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn principles of water bath canning to prepare jams, conserves, chutneys, syrups and pie fillings. Tips for assembling attractive gift baskets included. $5 materials fee collected at door. Sponsored by Master Food Preservers. Pre-registration required, call 679-7327.THURSDAY, SEPT. 28Canning for the Holidays, Part 2: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn to make pickles, marinated pickle products and flavored vinegars. $5 materials fee collected at door. Sponsored by Master Food Preservers. Pre-registration required, call 679-7327.OUTDOORSSATURDAY, SEPT. 9Ebey's Bluff guided walk: 2 p.m., at parking lot at beach. From Highway525 in Coupeville, take Ebey Road south to trailhead. Wear comfortable walking shoes for 4-mile loop. SATURDAY, SEPT. 16Beach cleanup: At Fort Casey and Double Bluff. WSU will provide all equipment necessary for safe cleanup and will handle disposal. An inventory of beach litter will be taken and send results to Center for Marine Conservation. Children welcome but some areas are not child-friendly. Call Cheryl May, 678-4100.SEPT. 23 & 24Washington State Sport Kite Championships: Casey Conference Center. Free flight school for new fliers and a no-fee beginners class competition Sunday. To register for sport-kite competition, call 678-9358 or visit www.pizazzkites.com/wsskc. Early registration discount for registrations before Sept. 1. Hosted by Whidbey Island Kite Festival.CLUBSTHURSDAY, SEPT. 7Beach Watchers: 6:30 p.m., Fire Station No. 5, 215 E. Race Rd. Presentation on Island County Marine Resources Committee on Northwest Straits Initiative and Island County's focus on nearshore habitats. Call 679-7391.SATURDAY, SEPT. 9AAUW brunch: American Association of University Women start their new year with a brunch from 9:30 a.m. until noon at Carole LaFond's home in Oak Harbor. Steve Denzel and Pat Hawley will entertain with Gentle Readers, a reader's theater. Call 675-0449 for reservations.TUESDAY, SEPT. 12Retired Public Employees: 10:30 a.m., Coupeville United Methodist Church. A new president will be installed.Oak Harbor Emblem Club: Regular business meetings resume. Meet at 7 p.m., Elk's Lodge.THURSDAY, SEPT. 14Greenbank Progressive Club: Potluck, 6 p.m., at Bakken and Firehouse Roads clubhouse. Program, Send in the Clowns by Bobby and Just Willy. Call 678-6003.WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20Retired Officers' Wives Club: 11:30 a.m. Officers' Club. Plans for the year will be announced. Call 240-0560.THURSDAY, SEPT. 28Alpha Beta Master chapter: 11 a.m. meeting and lunch at Marylee Owings beach house in Bellingham.SUPPORTSATURDAY, SEPT. 9Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: 1 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. Call 679-3637 or 679-3620.TUESDAY, SEPT. 12Hepatitis C Support Group: 7 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. Meets second Tuesdays. Call 678-6095.HELPING HANDSTUESDAY, SEPT. 12Volunteer refresher/orientation: 10 a.m., for Island County Historical Museum, Coupeville.MONDAY, SEPT. 18Volunteer training session: For Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County. 6:30 p.m., Hayes Hall, Room 137, Oak Harbor Library. Panel will put a face on those affected by DUI - family members, friends, EMTs, doctors, nurses, law enforcement, therapists, attorneys. Contact JoAnn Hellmann at 675-8397 or e-mail email@example.com.Donations accepted: For a veterans memorial at Maple Leaf Cemetary. Henry Cougar and a group of veterans is working to raise $10,000. Donate directly at Whidbey Island Bank at 675-5968 or InterWest Bank 679-5548. Call Ottesen at 675-6957.Lions Health Screening Unit: Needs volunteers screen Coupeville students for vision and hearing problems Sept. 19, 20, and 21. Call Mary Tippets 678-6393.Long Term Care Ombudsman: Help make a difference in the lives of aging and vulnerable residents of long term care facilities. Next training session in Oak Harbor in September. Call Doug Lafferty, 1-877-966-2837. Coupeville Arts Center: Volunteers needed to help in various areas including clerical, bulk mailing, special events, and staffing the Gallery at the Wharf. Call 678-3396.Cheer coaches needed: For Oak Harbor Youth Cheer League. Call 240-0850 or 679-4728.Island County Historical Museum needs volunteers: The museum is run almost entirely by volunteers. Many positions available. Call Billie Jordan, volunteer coordinator, 678-6187.Meals on Wheels drivers needed: Deliver meals to homebound. Program serves Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Choose deliveries on one, two, or three days. Call Doris Ward, 279-0367 or 678-4356.Free clothes distributed: Tuesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church. For men, women, and children.ONGOING SUPPORT GROUPSMONTHLYAutism/PDD Support Group: For parents of children with a diagnosis of autism or diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). Share information about educating our children and supporting each other as parents of children with special needs. Call Laura Evans, 679-1995 or Teresa Champion, 240-8956 (firstname.lastname@example.org).DAILYDisabled American Veterans: Counseling sessions, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Building 13 on the Seaplane Base. Disabled parking and access on the side of the building. For veterans, active duty, widows and the spouses of veterans. No appointments necessary. Call 257-4801.Alcoholics Anonymous: For information, call 1-800-219-8416.MONDAYS(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Weight loss support group meets 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., IOOF Hall, 721 S.E. Barrington Dr. Call 675-1334 or 678-5658; 675-4866 or 675-3249.Al-Anon and Alateen: For family and friends who are affected by someone's drinking. 7:30 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, downstairs classroom, 555 S.E. Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor. Call 679-4943.Overeaters Anonymous: 7 p.m., Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 N.W. 2nd Ave., Oak Harbor. No weigh ins or dues. Call 678-9358.TUESDAYSDrug and Alcohol Addictions Christian Support Group: 7 p.m., First Baptist Church Annex Room 6, 1780 SE 4th Ave., Oak Harbor. Call 240-8560.SECOND TUESDAYHepatitis C Support Group: 7 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. Call 678-6095. THIRD TUESDAYSFibromyaliga Support Group: Freeland, 1-3 p.m. Call (360) 321-4705; e-mail FibroFog@Whidbey.com for locations.FOURTH TUESDAYFibromyaliga Support Group: Freeland, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call (360) 321-4705; e-mail FibroFog@Whidbey.com for locations.Compassionate Friends: For families who have experienced the death of a child. 7 p.m., Coupeville Methodist Church. Call 679-9555 or 675-4225.WEDNESDAYDisabled American Veterans: Counseling session at Oak Harbor Senior Center second and fourth Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 679-6622 to schedule an appointment.Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 3259 N. Goldie Rd., 8 p.m. Call (360) 428-7171.FIRST WEDNESDAYFibromyaliga Support Group: 1 to 3 p.m., Coupeville. Call (360) 321-4705; e-mail FibroFog@Whidbey.com for locations.SECOND WEDNESDAYGirl Scout Totem Council Leaders: 7 p.m., Scout Haven, N.E. 4th St., Oak Harbor. Call 679-2722.Fibromyaliga Support Group: Freeland, 7:15-8:45 p.m. Call (360) 321-4705; e-mail FibroFog@Whidbey.com for locations.THIRD WEDNESDAYYoung Parents Support Group: Teen and early 20s moms meet for activities, parenting information and conversation. 6 p.m., Moving and Grooving. Call 679-4653.THURSDAYCADA Sexual Assault Support Group: For anyone who has ever been sexually assaulted. Led by a trained sexual assault counselor. Meets at CADA Community Resource Center. Call Melissa Handley or Kristin Dingess, 675-CADA (2232).(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Weight loss support group meets 6 p.m., IOOF Hall, 721 S.E. Barrington Dr. Call 675-8378 or 679-4943.FRIDAYWidow Support: Widowed men and women visit,10 a.m. to noon at 5036 50 N.W. St., Room 103, in the Plaza 200 building.FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAYSArt Therapy Support Group: 1 to 3 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. Creative arts can help people cope with cancer. Call 678-7624.THIRD FRIDAYStroke Support: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room A & B. Call 678-7619.FIRST SATURDAYLow Vision Support Group: 1 p.m. at Summerhill, third floor. The group is for people with vision loss due to macular degeneration or other conditions that cause low vision or legal blindness. Group meets the first Saturday of each month. Call Lou Griesinger, 675-7810.THIRD SATURDAYMultiple Sclerosis Support Group: 2 p.m. at Whidbey General Hospital, conference room A. Call 679-3676 or 679-3620.ONGOINGDown Syndrome Parents Association: Call 675-6670. "